Up early today, checked last night’s scores and saw that Philadelphia edged the Rangers 2-1, Chicago beat St. Louis 3-2 in overtime, and Anaheim walloped Dallas 6-2.
Boston plays Detroit at 3:00 pm which of course I’ll watch. It’s a scouting mission for round two.
But none of that matters right now. Because today is the Classic Auctions Challenge, and I’ve got the pre-game jitters.
I’m hoping to score a big goal to help give my team the win and the prize of a day off with pay. But it’s a long way to the other end of the rink and I’m not sure I can skate that far.
And will my lingering question be answered, the one I lay in bed and considered as I tossed and turned and went over my moves.
Will I make it through without puking?
The game is less than four hours away and I want to get going. Guy Lafleur got to the rink early too.
On another note…
Luci and I went downtown yesterday, parked near St. Denis and Ste. Catherines, spent a fine afternoon where we bought tickets at the Theatre St. Denis box office for Steely Dan who are coming in August, sipped a beer at Jojo Blues Bar across the street, and walked around the eastern area of Ste. Catherines St. and enjoyed the sights and sounds.
I have no problem mingling with drunks and hookers and panhandlers. I feel a sort of bond with these folks. Not that they know it.
Below is my equipment. Very proud of my cardboard shin pads.